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3.0 out of 5 stars ALMOST PERFECT, BUT........., 6 Aug. 2009
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This review is from: Max Value 85 Mbps Home Plug Double Unit Pack (Electronics)
These plugs have been a revelation/revolution for me.

Like many others here, I have struggled to get a decent signal from the wireless network in my house (it's built of brieze blocks, including all internal walls). Even my (very expensive) 'N' router is a waste of time.

I have a computer upstairs, at the other end of the house on which all files, documents, photos, music, video are stored. Communication with this has always been a struggle with wireless but I plugged these in - one to that machine and one to the router downstairs and OMG EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!!

The utility you get with the plugs shows I'm getting 85Mbps throughput AND I HAVE EXTENSION CABLES PLUGGED INTO EXTENSION CABLES. I really can't believe this, having read other peoples problems, but it is what I'm getting.

I now have video streaming to my TV and music going to my music server AT THE SAME TIME without glitches. File transfer is great; I transferred my entire MP3 collection (20GB)between machines completely reliably in minutes - well, quite a few minutes but minutes, nevertheless.

So why only three stars?

Well, these things are BIG and UGLY and produce a lot of heat - I don't feel comfortable leaving them plugged in, so it's an extra job when I leave the house. I wish they would go into a low power sleep mode when the network was not in use.

I'm also a bit concerned about the potential reliability issues identified by others and I will update this review if I have any problems.

But in basic performance terms, I have found these beyond criticism

UPDATE 09/05/2011: Still going strong - so no reliability issues!
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